Swedish designer Fredrik Färg presented his collection of ‘muscular’ leather stools that seem to be made to resemble dogs’ bodies without heads. Called Succession, the collection was part of 20 Designers at Biologiska exhibition during Stockholm Furniture Fair in February. The bumps and grooves on the surface of the stools were created by wrapping rope around each object and then applying heat.
RE:cover – costume making dresses for old chairs.
The project looks to the beauty of those shapes that not always have to change. Fredrik is inspired by classic menswear, such as suits and dinner jackets that never go out of style. -This is a lasting fashion; he says and refers to today's trend wear which is often discarded before being worn out.
Swedish brothers Michael and Thomas Asplund founded Asplund in 1989 as a furniture gallery and showroom. After realizing the public’s significant interest in Swedish furniture, they began producing their own pieces with some local designer friends. Since they they have grown into one of the top Swedish manufacturers, producing carpets, storage systems and furniture pieces from some of Scandinavia’s best designers. They now have 2 showrooms in Japan.
During the Stockholm furniture fair they held a party at their Stockholm showroom to debut their 2008 collection, a number of Asplund’s design collaborators were there to celebrate.